Archive for April 28, 2014

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Gelik Pilav

  As you all know, I love cooking foods that I think my daughter, Stella will love.  She has been on a kick where she really does not like to eat a lot of meat anymore.  With this in mind, I started thinking about making a rice dish with a side salad for dinner.  For some reason, what popped into my head was this rice we used to order at one of my favorite restaurants in Istanbul called Gelik.  It...

Köfte

  As promised, here is the recipe for the yummy Köfte.  The milk and toasted bread is what makes these yummy little parcels of meat so moist.  I also cut some of the Ciabatta Bread I made the other day in half and grilled them with the Köfte.  The best way to do this is place the bread on the grill for a few seconds to toast and then place on top of the Köfte once they are almost done to...

Şiş Kebap or Shish Kebab and Köfte

      We have been having some gorgeous weather here in Alabama.  This has really gotten me in the mood to get the grill fired up.  I decided I wanted to make some Şiş Kebap or Shish Kebab and Köfte.  The Köfte recipe will be posted tomorrow. The great thing about making Şiş Kebap and Köfte is they can be prepared in advance.  I prepared both of them in the morning and then when I was ready to grill all...

Spicy Split Pea and Potato Soup

  I had a productive day testing out bread recipes trying to come up with a good vehicle for my yummy sandwiches.  I cannot believe I had such huge success with the Ciabatta bread.  It was so yummy, crusty, chewy with a fluffy center.  My daughter said "Oh, this would be so good with some soup".   The sandwich making got put on hold for the soup making.  This Spicy Split Pea and Potato Soup is what I created. I know...

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